Many entrepreneurs, health information technology companies and researchers are now generating new types of health data—including consumer-generated data—as a way for their clients to better understand and address health issues. What if you had an easy, secure, “one-stop shopping” way to share that data/information with physicians, patients or their health advocates? Or were able to lever this unique data base and its powerful predictive potential to improve your product? Join MedMates and Laura Adams, President & CEO of the RI Quality Institute, for a discussion on data being collected through CurrentCare, RI’s statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE).
CurrentCare is a secure electronic system that receives healthcare data from across Rhode Island, regardless of geographic, proprietary and payer boundaries. Some of the data in CurrentCare includes clinical results data, including ED and hospital admissions data, from all of Rhode Island’s hospitals, including the VA and Butler; 90% of all lab results generated in the state; 90% of medication histories from retail pharmacies such as CVS and RiteAid; alcohol and substance abuse data from RI’s community mental health centers; etc. Learn how you can contribute to the information being collected or what you might be able to glean from the information already being extracted. Ms. Adams will walk us through what information is collected, how it is protected and what can be legally and safely shared for research or product development.
The RI Quality Institute is a leader in health information technology and committed to improving health and the quality, safety and value of healthcare in RI. Laura Adams has been the President & CEO of RIQI since its inception fifteen years ago. She serves on the Oversight Council of the Massachusetts Center for Health Information & Analysis (CHIA) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston.